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 for separate compilation
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  separate compilation
      A feature of most modern programming languages
     that allows each program module to be compiled on its own to
     produce an object file which the linker can later combine
     with other object files and libraries to produce the final
     executable.  Separate compilation avoids processing all the
     source code every time the program is built, thus saving
     development time.  The object files are designed to require
     minimal processing at link time.  They can also be collected
     together into libraries and distributed commercially without
     giving away source code (though they can be disassembled).
     Examples of the output of separate compilation are C object
     files (extension ".o") and Java ".class" files.

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